MISD employees to receive extra December payment - photo

Mayfield Independent School Board members Joe Green (left) and Chris Green watch a recorded musical performance of Mayfield High School band members Carter Parks, Brandon Lee and Daniel Jackson. Each year, the board meets at MHS and hosts a musical performance but due to COVID-19 the performance was done virtually.

Mayfield Independent School employees will be getting a little something extra under the tree this December. The district’s board of education approved a one-time 1% payment of an employee’s base salary at their monthly meeting Monday at Mayfield High School.

Superintendent Joe Henderson explained that the board has done similar payments at the end of the calendar year when the district has been financially able. He added that due to the efforts educators and staff had implemented to go “above and beyond” during the COVID-19 pandemic with in-person and virtual learning, non-traditional instruction (NTI) days, providing meals during NTI, and other work to remain in contact with students that a “token of appreciation” was warranted.

The board also approved an amendment to the Mayfield High School construction project’s BG-1 involving exterior doors and installation at the Mayfield/Graves County ATC vocational school. The ATC school receives 20% vocational SEEK funds annually and $40,500 for the school’s doors and installation will be paid through those vocational SEEK funds.

In another action taken, the board extended Henderson’s contract by one year. His contract was set to expire June 30, 2023 but was extended to June 30, 2024.

Other approvals were for attendance at a Kentucky School Board Association conference in Louisville on Dec. 3-5, 2020-21 salary schedule amendments, and a leave of absence. The board also accepted the treasurer’s report, payment of bills and salaries, and personnel report. Consent agenda items approved included September meeting minutes, calendar committee appointment for 2021-22, and a high school boys’ basketball trip on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 to Stewart County, Tennessee.

Also presented to the board were a review of the MISD accountability report card and a virtual musical performance of Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” by high school musicians Carter Parks, Brandon Lee and Daniel Jackson.